The horrors of war are laid bare in Stanley Kubrick's transcendentally humane war movie, featuring incredible battle sequences and a knock-out ending.
George Macready plays General Mireau, an officer who in 1916 orders a suicidal attack on a German stronghold. When the men refuse to carry out their orders three of them are chosen to be shot for cowardice so that Mireau can save face.
Kirk Douglas plays Colonel Dax, the tough old soldier disgusted with his superiors' arrogant incompetence, who attempts to defend these innocent men.
Arguably one of the best films about the World War I, and perhaps even Kubrick's best, Paths Of Glory is a tense and compassionate war movie masterpiece, featuring one of Kirk Douglas's finest performances.
Running Time: 1hr 27mins
BBFC Advice: PG
Director(s): Stanley Kubrick
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 1957
Language(s): English & German with English subtitles
Wed 07 Nov
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